Preview: "Trip Into Darkness" - Unsigned - Wichita Eagle and Wichita Beacon

Preview: "Trip Into Darkness" - Unsigned - Wichita Eagle and Wichita Beacon

A Week at Larned State Hospital; Inside Story of a Mental Ward Told

by: Unsigned | publication date: January 27, 1974 | Publication: Wichita Eagle and Wichita Beacon | pages: 1

"Imagine being soaked with cold water while bound to a chair and being forced to sit there for six hours.

"And after being bound to the chair, imagine the degradation of having no alternative but to use a bedpan in front of 35 other persons.

"The scene is not a prisoner of war camp. It's a state mental institution -- in Kansas . . . "

Preview of the forthcoming series by Betty Wells of her eight days as a patient at Larned State Hospital, where she got herself admitted for the sake of the report.

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